Fathers play a critical role in the development of their children. Recent research indicates that fathers who are actively and responsibly involved in raising their children can make a lasting difference in their lives. Fathers play a particularly important role in their children's academic success. One activity that fathers can engage in with their children that has been consistently linked with better school performance is reading. The Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED) program was developed to encourage fathers to become active in their children's early literacy development. This article provides an introduction to the FRED program.
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Green, S. (2002). Involving Fathers in Children's Literacy Development: An Introduction to the Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED) Program. The Journal of Extension, 40(5), Article 18. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol40/iss5/18